Nina has a funny feeling from the very start when she moves into her new shared apartment in an old villa. She organises a party so she can get to know her new housemates better and lighten up the mood a little – but instead, it ends in death. Lauren, the girlfriend of Nina’s housemate Stefan, is found dead on the stairway. The police initially assume it is suicide, but Nina suspects there’s more behind it. Before long, emails are deleted from her laptop and she finds her favourite clothes torn to shreds on her doorstep. Nina realises that her own life is in danger. She wants to move out as soon as possible, but by then it’s almost too late...
Press acclaim for The Villa of Silence
“With this book Ulrike Rylance has succeeded in producing a gripping tale that develops from a teenage story to a gory crime thriller that keeps the reader hooked over 240 suspenseful pages.”